Research of students is an integral part of specialists training. The research of students is carried out according to the plan of research activities of students (RAS) based on RAS plans of the departments.
The coordinating body of RAS is the RAS Council of KSU, including 15 members – students of all faculties.
The aim of the RAS Council is to coordinate student research on the level of faculties and university, organizing participation of students in conferences and contests.
Annually approximately 830 students (20 %) take part in RAS projects. The main forms of RAS: conference reports, seminars, contests, articles, best RAs project contests, grant contests, participation in research projects with post-graduate students under the supervision of the teaching staff.
The most wide spread form of student RAS participation is student scientific societies,in which students get initial skills of research, information search, development of technologies and devices, work with reference sources and professionally oriented skills. Now there are more than 50 student societies in the university.
The university students take part in republican and international contests. Annually 30 student projects take part in MES RK and 1st President Fund contests.
To attract the students to actual innovation projects in the university there was worked out an annual student projects contest “Parasatty zhastar”. The students try hard to win, creators of innovation projects, businessmen get interested in the promising projects. The contest gets extensive media coverage.
Annual form to sum up the results of the academic year is student scientific and practical conference, held in 7 directions with the participation of about 500 students (about 100 reports).The most significant results are presented in publications in annual collections of scientific articles.
In 2013 more than 750 students took part in republican and regional conferences and contests.In 2013 40 students took part in the Republican research projects contest in natural, technical, social, humanitarian and economic sciences.Thus through the participation of students and post-graduates in regional, republican contests KSU demonstrates innovation training.